Toronto Jewish Film Festival

TJFF presents An All-New Web Portal To The Worldwide Jewish Experience On Film – http://www.tjff.com

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(Toronto – January 19, 2010)  Toronto Jewish Film Festival takes its blazingly creative dynamic into cyberspace with a brand new, cutting-edge website – a key initiative of this, the Festival’s 18th annual edition.

This year’s Festival runs April 17 – 25, 2010.

At http://www.tjff.com you will find TJFF’s detailed, year-long programming events/highlights calendar, trailers, a featured blog that includes intimate interviews with filmmakers and a photo gallery.

There’s also a section dedicated to Film Matters the Festival’s popular and praised educational component, plus a detailed Festival history, profiling its founders and builders. For the philanthropic-minded, there’s a dedicated forum for TJFF’s special sponsors and donors, offering a section of options for Festival donations.

And during the jam packed 10 days of this year’s 18th festival, there will be a variety of ways to set up your film viewing schedules allowing you to choose by film, date, and venue.  Full film information will be at your fingertips, and clips from a number of the films will be available for viewing. The popular Blog will include action-packed news and interviews from the filmmakers involved in the festival.

Finally, as TJFF takes you to the future, they’re shining a high-tech light on the past. The Archives section allows visitors to journey through past TJFF festivals. They have also beefed up their social media space, inviting you to follow TJFF on Facebook and Twitter, with more social sites to come.

The website is designed by the team at Overdrive Design and is supported by a grant graciously offered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

“We wanted to provide a more accessible reach for the New-Media-savvy public, the media, and our supporters,” says Executive Festival Director Helen Zukerman of TJFF’s  bold step into cyberspace. “As well, TJFF has amassed enough tradition and buzz to make the past, present and future initiatives on the website a must-click.”

Please visit TJFF online, and often: http://www.tjff.com

ABOUT TORONTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

The Toronto Jewish Film Festival presents the best feature films, documentaries and shorts from around the world, on themes of Jewish culture and identity.  The Festival is dedicated to using film for its contemporary popular value and accessibility, in order to reflect the diversity of the Jewish experience internationally.  The TJFF provides an opportunity to heighten awareness of Jewish and cultural diversity around the world, to audiences of all cultural backgrounds. It presents films in their original languages with subtitles, in an effort to break down racial, cultural and religious barriers and stereotypes.

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